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Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

October 12-31, 2019

Abingdon's third Pumpkin Patch fundraiser was a huge success! 

This year, the Pumpkin Patch was bigger and better than ever! Thanks to those who helped sell, played games, and bought pumpkins to support Abingdon's young people.

Lots of folks joined together to unload the pumpkin truck on October 12. It's a lot of pumpkins, so if you are fit and able, we'd love to have your help.

The pumpkins we sell are raised on the Navajo Reservation in cooperation with the  Navajo Nation in New Mexico. By workiing with our supplier, we help employ more than 700 Native Americans during the harvest season and  full time staff year round.

 

 From the Pumpkin Patch to the Mission Field

Funds raised support our youth as they go out to the world to serve and work with others who are in need.

This past summer, in 2019, five high school youth and 2 chaperones traveled to New Mexico on a combined pilgrimage and mission trip. They learned about the history and culture of the people of the Navajo Nation, they served at the Bonaventure Mission and School and they experienced the vastness and beauty of God's desert creation.

Abingdon's Pumpkin Patch has helped fund other youth missions. In 2018 and 2017, our middle and high school students worked in the city Roanoke, feeding the hungry, growing healthy food, and ministering to the homeless and disadvantaged. In the summer of 2016, our high school students traveled to the Dominican Republic, where they partnered with local churches to pray, work construction, and serve the children and adults in the northern part of the country.

 

Where will the youth go next? Wherever they can make a difference by serving!

 

Our 2019 Mission Trip

To find out more about our trip to the Navajo Nation, see this page.

 Our 2017 and 2018 Mission Trips

To find out about the youth mission to Roanoke, Virginia check out this page.

Our 2016 Mission Trip

To find out about the youth mission to the Dominican Republic, read our blog.

 

Thank You for Supporting Youth Mission Trips!